Publishing

Futures online success continues

Future Publishing’s consumer games site GamesRadar is celebrating after its first ever ABC Electronic certificate – which confirms that the portal attracted over 3.25 million unique users between May 1st and 31st. The website, which has offices in the UK and USA, generated 42.86 million page impressions during the period. …

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Sonys Hirai to keynote at Tokyo Games Show

The new head of the PlayStation division’s address is to be entitled The Expanding PlayStation World, Business Strategy For New Growth,” according to a report on IGN. Following a muted showing at E3, Kazuo Hirai is expected to kick off Japan’s biggest games show by revealing more online functionality and …

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Rockstar to bring Table Tennis to Wii

Another UK studio has taken to Wii development, with Rockstar Games’ Leeds team working on a conversion of its San Diego sister studio’s Table Tennis game. The game is due out later this year and adds Wiimote functionality to the title’s table tennis league gameplay, reports developmag.com. "Ever since we …

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Tesco expands own-brand software roll-out

The roll-out of Tesco’s own-brand software has stepped up a pace this week, with more than 200 new stores set to have product on shelves by the end of this week. The Tesco Software range was launched in October last year and introduced to around 150 of the supermarket giant’s …

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Rivalling the online super-powers

In less than three months we have grown tgrav.com into a retail business that is attracting interest from major publishers and manufacturers. We are developing new routes to market quicker than our major competitors and this is ensuring we stand firmly on the map ready for the Christmas explosion. The …

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The US should learn from the UK

I believe the BBFC was absolutely right in refusing to classify Manhunt 2. And in effect the game has been banned globally by Sony and Nintendo because they won’t allow an adults only game on their platforms – and of course it had an adults only rating over here. So …

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Moore quits Microsoft to head up EA Sports

Microsoft’s Peter Moore has quit his role as corporate VP of the company’s interactive entertainment business and taken the job as president of EA’s new Sports label – with former Electronic Arts man Don Mattrick moving in to take his place. Moore’s move, according to Electronic Arts, "rounds out the …

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Ubisoft sells off shares in Gameloft

Ubisoft has sold off its stake in developer Gameloft to investment bank Calyon. The move comes as Ubisoft looks to focus on the expansion of its publisher/developer business. Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft, commented: "The video game market offers numerous internal and external growth opportunities. We have therefore …

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